It’s not easy to accept that I struggle with my self-esteem. It’s not easy for me to realize everyday that I continue to struggle with my self-esteem even now at 34. I wish it’s higher, by now, but the fact is that I struggle to raise it up.
I do realize that I am at a disadvantage because of socio-historical realities about my life. It’s not an excuse, but it is a factor that affects me. While others are running, I was crawling. While others didn’t have to think about self-esteem, because they have the privilege to not worry about basic survival, I had to focus on basic survival for me and my family. There’s other socioeconomic and sociocultural issues that affected my upbringing and development of my self-esteem. It’s not an excuse, like I said earlier; but it’s important to understand the dimensions of oneself. I want to you realize that there are these factors and that they do affect you. I would say that many things can be overcome though. And one of them is your self-esteem.
It may seem like a slow process. I’d rather want it to be slow, as long as I am moving forward; and as long as my self-esteem is rising, not falling.
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